Monthly Update – December

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December

December turned out to be a non-reading month for me. I had great plans to read Christmas-themed books. But instead of reading in my spare time, I worked on preparing for next year’s challenges —  getting organized and doing some behind-the-scenes things. This being the case, I decided to end the month (for reading) a few days early. This will give me the chance to work on an end-of-year/goals-for-2011 post, the wrap-up posts for the 2010 challenges, and finish organizing things for 2011.

Speaking of challenges, Christine (The Happily Ever After) plans to continue her “In Death” Challenge into the New Year.  For all intent and purposes, I’m considering it a perpetual challenge.  I won’t do a wrap up post since it’s not ending and I didn’t actually read anything this year.

Audiobooks:

  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (R.Dahl/E. Idle) – (pgs. = 159)
  • Pawn of Prophecy (D. Eddings/C. Beierle) — (pgs. = 258)
  • If the Shoe Fits (S. Rowe/S. Birch) — (pgs. = 325)

2010 Backlogged Reviews:

Posted:

What’s still pending – 2010 Reads:

The Battle Sylph (McDonald, L. J.)
Secretive Stranger (Greene, Jennifer)
Winter Kiss (Cooke, Deborah)
In for a Penny (Lerner, Rose)
Prospero’s Daughter (Butler, Nancy)

The Challenges:

Challenges Completed this month:
Romance Reading: 5/5
Holiday Reading (1-5 books): 1/1

Incomplete (Ended in December):
Contemporary Romance: 2/10
Harlequin/Silhouette: 1/6
New Author: 6/20
What’s in a Name 3: 3/6
Year of the Historical: 4/12 5/12

2010-2011 Challenges (started):
Connie Willis Mini Challenge: 1/2 <— NEW!!
The Christmas Spirit (ends January): o/?

2011 Challenges (not started):
1st in a Series: 0/6
2nds Challenge: 0/12
Audiobook Challenge: 0/20 <— NEW!!
Blogger Recommendation: 0/5 <— NEW!!
Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies: 0/6 <— NEW!!
Harlequin/Silhouette: 0/6 <— NEW!!
Historical Fiction Challenge: 0/15 <— NEW!!
Men in Uniform (6-10 books): 0/?
New Authors: 0/15 <— NEW!!
Off the Wall: 0/30
Retold Fairy Tales: 0/3 <— NEW!!
Romance Reading: 0/5 <— NEW!!
Whisper Stories in My Ear (audio): 0/12 <— NEW!!

Perpetual Challenges:
101 Fantasy Challenge (Month): 0
101 Fantasy Challenge (Year): 3
Grand Total since 2009: 3
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Georgette Heyer (Month): 0
Georgette Heyer (Year): 1
Grand Total since 2008: 2
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In Death (Month): 0
In Death (Year): 0
Grand Total since 2010: 0

Romance Readers Reading Challenges (RRRC) (Good Reads):
Read-the-Season (Autumn): 2/7 <– Incomplete
Toy Stories: 0/12
A-Z Titles: 0/26 <– New for 2011

Serious Overload of Series (SOS) Challenges (Good Reads):
I Spy: 2/24
Resolutions: 0/24 < — New for 2011

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Total (Month): 3
Grand Total (Year): 28

Total Pages Read (Month): 742
Grand Total (Year): 8,720


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